Quercus ilex - Holm Oak
Quercus Ilex - Holm Oak is an evergreen tree which is offers all year round colour. A good parkland trees and also useful for hedging or screening.
Whilst not native to the UK it still supports plenty of wildlife and is a great source of winter shelter for birdlife.
Oval dark green leaves which tend to be spiny, almost holly like when they are young. Elongated yellow catkins are produced in the summer which once pollinated by wind develop into acorns.